Online catalogue / Christoph Girardet / Matthias Müller :

DE / 2003
8 min.

"The characters in a tragedy, the air they breathe, the settings, are sometimes more absorbing than the tragedy itself, as are the moments before and afterwards, when the plot is at a standstill and the dialogue is silenced."
(Michelangelo Antonioni)

A woman, a man, guests at an evening party. Settings, which are gradually abandoned; the remains of an event, gazes that have lost their object. (C. G. & M. M.)

Mirror is a major new CinemaScope film presented as a double screen projection. Inspired by the work of director Antonioni, Mirror creates an atmospheric image of ‘the in-between’, the nameless somewhere between belonging and isolation. A woman, a man, guests at an evening party; a love affair evaporates. The images shift, objects and people disappear and recompose. Frozen tableaux are animated by light alone. The light creates connections but also isolates the figures and separates them from the surrounding space. Like the axis of a mirror, the single image is separated into two halves. Mirror visualises its characters’ experience of decentralisation and dislocation. (Site Gallery)

A film by:
- Christoph Girardet
- Matthias Müller

- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- no dialogue

Available Prints:
- 35 mm

price: 70 EUR


rental conditions

more on Austrian Independent Film & Video Database:
- Credits
- Festival placements
- Texte und Bilder
- Biographie: Christoph Girardet
- Biographie: Matthias Müller